In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

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Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Teddy Daniels
Mark Ruffalo ... Chuck Aule
Ben Kingsley ... Dr. Cawley
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Naehring
Michelle Williams ... Dolores
Emily Mortimer ... Rachel 1
Patricia Clarkson ... Rachel 2
Jackie Earle Haley ... George Noyce
Ted Levine ... Warden
John Carroll Lynch ... Deputy Warden McPherson
Elias Koteas ... Laeddis
Robin Bartlett ... Bridget Kearns
Christopher Denham ... Peter Breene
Nellie Sciutto ... Nurse Marino
Joseph Sikora ... Glen Miga (as Joe Sikora)
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Storyline

In 1954, up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he thinks he's been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. Written by alfiehitchie

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Someone is missing. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Sir Ben Kingsley also starred as a doctor of an insane asylum in Stonehearst Asylum (2014). See more »

Goofs

Discontinuity is apparent when Teddy threatens doctor about the documents, because his pose doesn't match the previous one in the shot where doctor says he will see what he can do. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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Fog Tropes
(1982)
Written by Ingram Marshall
Performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's (as Orchestra of St. Lukes)
Conducted by John Adams
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Of all the movies in theatres to see, this is worth your time
17 February 2010 | by slothhead54See all my reviews

I just saw Shutter Island this evening, just prior to its American release. I have to say this film was full of intrigue. Prior to viewing this film I had built a preconceived notion of what this thriller was going to be like because I was fooled yet again by good marketing when watching the trailer. This is probably not the movie for your average film-goer who wants an easy plot line to follow and little thought required. This movie does challenge the viewer physchologically and definitely holds your attention all the way through. For someone who was never much of a Leonardo fan, his performance is brilliant, so much range to his character. In fact all of the acting in this film is excellent. The directing is probably the best quality to this film. I always enjoy watching a film that is as unpredicatable as this film and where the director has turned the plot line on to his viewer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,062,440, 21 February 2010

Gross USA:

$128,012,934

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,805,697
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2.39 : 1
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